Printing and pricing of pizza box flyers

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I'm working on an SMS service strategy and one of my services was to design and print flyers promoting the restaurant's text offer that they can attatch to pizza boxes.

I discovered that one of the local pizza shops sells around 400 pizzas per week. So that's 400 flyers per week that I'd have to print for them..

So my question is, for those of you who do SMS marketing, do you print the flyers for the pizza boxes or do you just design one and give the master copy to the owner and let him/her print it out?

I'm discovering that if I print 900 flyers (two up so two on a page), it will cost just over $100 on colored paper. This is from places like Kinkos and Office Depot. That would be enough for 1 month.

Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author Doran Peck
    Mike, for the $100 you are spending I can hook you up with 1000 "full color" highly professional glossy flyers (on magazine style paper)

    just lemme know if that works for ya,

    DP
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  • Profile picture of the author redlegrich
    This is an easy question to answer. Let the client buy them. If you do it you should be marking up the cost of the flyers, your time to procure them and provide them to the client. Be their marketer not the supplier of basic materials like the flyers. Give them the design and Doran's contact info and then do something more fun ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author internetPro
      Originally Posted by redlegrich View Post

      This is an easy question to answer. Let the client buy them. If you do it you should be marking up the cost of the flyers, your time to procure them and provide them to the client. Be their marketer not the supplier of basic materials like the flyers. Give them the design and Doran's contact info and then do something more fun ;-)
      unless you want to strike a deal with them and hit up some other local biz and put there add on the flyer and make additional money..
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      • Profile picture of the author Maryerh
        I would get them printed for them. If you just give them the flyer or PDF and they go from there they contact they get may talk them into doing the work and you would lose the account.
        Get good pricing, if you get the full color make sure it includes shipping. Hope it has a coupon so it can be tracked for ROI.
        Best of luck,
        Mary
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  • Profile picture of the author julietmarly
    Great for clocks, tiles, glass, plates and of course pizzas!! Brown or white corrugated boxes available in various sizes. We also have corrugated box liners and pizza tripods available if using these boxes for food.Boxes are made from 100% recycled material and are recyclable.We can also print onto these boxes please see our custom printing section for prices.
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  • Profile picture of the author driven247
    I would definately sell ads on the flyers to other local businesses if you are going to cover the cost of the flyers. But then again I don't know what your overall business strategy is.

    Have you tried Minute Man Press? Don't know if you have one around you but I believe they are a national franchise each individually run but around me they have some phenominal prices.

    Justin
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  • Profile picture of the author rotten72
    This is shotgun marketing which is always a losing proposition unless you have big boy money to brand your business everywhere and by big boys I mean like Coke and Nike
    . In order to get the best results for your marketing efforts you need to IDENTIFY your target market and have a laser focus on them. One of the best ways to do this is through direct mail. You can get a list that is very narrow fairly inexpensively. My guys name is Shep 888-777-8764. He can dissect a list like no ones business, you just need to know what traits your target client has.
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  • Profile picture of the author thehypnoguy
    Originally Posted by mrcouchpotato View Post

    I'm working on an SMS service strategy and one of my services was to design and print flyers promoting the restaurant's text offer that they can attatch to pizza boxes.

    I discovered that one of the local pizza shops sells around 400 pizzas per week. So that's 400 flyers per week that I'd have to print for them..

    So my question is, for those of you who do SMS marketing, do you print the flyers for the pizza boxes or do you just design one and give the master copy to the owner and let him/her print it out?

    I'm discovering that if I print 900 flyers (two up so two on a page), it will cost just over $100 on colored paper. This is from places like Kinkos and Office Depot. That would be enough for 1 month.

    Mike
    PM me and I'll give you the details.

    Martin Blakley
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  • Profile picture of the author eiras
    It would definitely depend on your agreement. If you think you can shoulder the costs of the flyers, then its okay for you to do the layout. But if you gonna ask me, I would just give the design to the client and let them do the rest. I can have fun afterwards
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  • Profile picture of the author thehypnoguy
    Originally Posted by mrcouchpotato View Post

    I'm discovering that if I print 900 flyers (two up so two on a page), it will cost just over $100 on colored paper. This is from places like Kinkos and Office Depot. That would be enough for 1 month.

    Mike
    Order 1,000 and supply your own paper stock. Take it to a real Print shop and it should cost you less than half that.

    Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    mrcouchpotato,

    I get all my fliers, business cards and pizza cards printed at: GotPrint they have very, very low prices and the quality is the best from an online printed that i have ever ordered from.

    You might also want to check out Gina Gray's Pizza Box Money website at:

    PizzaMoney.net

    I hope this helps,

    Martin
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    • Profile picture of the author thehypnoguy
      Originally Posted by MartinBuckley View Post

      mrcouchpotato,

      I get all my fliers, business cards and pizza cards printed at: GotPrint
      Martin
      The problem I have found with them is that their printing doesn't hold up. I had business cards that the ink just smears away when you carry them in your wallet. Makes me a bit concerned with the hold up factor when it comes to greasy pizza.

      Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author wanrom
        Well there are number of online companies around, and you can get some good advantage from there discounted offers, well what if one company cut your price to just 70$ only ... with full color glossy flyers ??
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        • Profile picture of the author midasman09
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          I'm sorry BUT....it took me 4 Triials with GotPrints, VistaPrint and 2 other OnLine printers BEFORE I found one that had a GREAT Price and GREAT PRODUCTS that did NOT...breakdown or something else "happened" with the product.

          You can take the "Advice" of the people pushing GotPrint and VistaPrint HOWEVER....In MY Humble Opinion....the folks recommending those Printing Cos on this Forum....have NOT...used them!

          I had to do what's commonly known as, "PAY THE PRICE!" And...the Printer I found....I am NOT about to simply "GIVE this source to anyone" (AND...I'm NOT gonna charge for it either) YOU go and "Pay the Price"....like the rest of us "Doers" had to do!

          Don Alm....Doer
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          • Profile picture of the author globalpro
            Don,

            If you aren't going to post a better solution, then why post.

            Just curious.

            Thanks,

            John

            Originally Posted by midasman09 View Post

            I'm sorry BUT....it took me 4 Triials with GotPrints, VistaPrint and 2 other OnLine printers BEFORE I found one that had a GREAT Price and GREAT PRODUCTS that did NOT...breakdown or something else "happened" with the product.

            You can take the "Advice" of the people pushing GotPrint and VistaPrint HOWEVER....In MY Humble Opinion....the folks recommending those Printing Cos on this Forum....have NOT...used them!

            I had to do what's commonly known as, "PAY THE PRICE!" And...the Printer I found....I am NOT about to simply "GIVE this source to anyone" (AND...I'm NOT gonna charge for it either) YOU go and "Pay the Price"....like the rest of us "Doers" had to do!

            Don Alm....Doer
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          • Profile picture of the author want2knowhow
            Originally Posted by midasman09 View Post

            I'm sorry BUT....it took me 4 Triials with GotPrints, VistaPrint and 2 other OnLine printers BEFORE I found one that had a GREAT Price and GREAT PRODUCTS that did NOT...breakdown or something else "happened" with the product.

            You can take the "Advice" of the people pushing GotPrint and VistaPrint HOWEVER....In MY Humble Opinion....the folks recommending those Printing Cos on this Forum....have NOT...used them!

            I had to do what's commonly known as, "PAY THE PRICE!" And...the Printer I found....I am NOT about to simply "GIVE this source to anyone" (AND...I'm NOT gonna charge for it either) YOU go and "Pay the Price"....like the rest of us "Doers" had to do!

            Don Alm....Doer
            Good grief, Charlie Brown! !!! Like wow. Was all that anger, necessary?!? Did somebody kill your puppy? This is a volunteer input forum ya know and if you didn't want to share your cookies, you don't have to and should have kept that to yourself!

            Anyhoo, a great printer I found is expresscopy.com. Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author want2knowhow
      Originally Posted by MartinBuckley View Post

      mrcouchpotato,

      I get all my fliers, business cards and pizza cards printed at: GotPrint they have very, very low prices and the quality is the best from an online printed that i have ever ordered from.

      You might also want to check out Gina Gray's Pizza Box Money website at:

      PizzaMoney.net

      I hope this helps,

      Martin
      Yeah, and what he said!
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      • Profile picture of the author Lars Son
        Nowadays as life is getting busier and tougher. Peoples are getting less time for getting the promotion of their business and it is becoming expensive day by day.

        Same happened with me as well....

        Last year I ordered for the flyers for my restaurant business, to one of my local printer and was very sad by the outcome of my order. The paper quality was not up to the mark.

        Then i decided to place an order online and searched many companies. I found the most reliable source for the printing job by this company.

        They are specialized in custom 8.5" x 11" flyer printing and custom 4" x 6" flyer printing to suit your specific business needs. All you need is to drop a line to their inspired 24/7 customer support representatives on their live support chat. They will better realize your problems regarding your custom size flyer printing, and hence they will provide you the best solution with regard to your custom flyers printing.

        "Idsketch" is the name of the company. For visiting their site you just need to write their company name in search bar. You will be redirected.

        Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author HappyGayleen
    I would definitely ask for samples of a printers work before ordering from them. Also ask for client testimonials.
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  • Profile picture of the author 1960Texan
    printpelican.com

    I've researched a number of online and local printers, and Print Pelican always came in cheaper than the competition. These were high quality, glossy, professional looking flyers.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    Yeah I wouldn't be printing or designing the fliers unless they were paying me for those services. I might provide a real basic template idea for all my business to use as part of my starter kit.
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  • Profile picture of the author vpunch
    These are all great ideas and suggestions!!!
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